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Digital History programme Easter Term 2017

Digital History events for Easter Term 2017 in collaboration with Machine Reading the Archive programme and Digital Cultures Research Group

The Digital History program combines reading sessions, guest lectures and hands-on workshops to think collectively and critically about the impact of the digital in historical writing and research today. It is interested in, of course, exploring large-scale changes provoked by technological advancement: how new methods of archiving, data manipulation, social media, crowdsourcing, mapping and so forth are producing new ways of making history, new ways of communicating research to scholarly and public audiences, and new methodological problems for the historical profession. For the Easter term the program offers a series of workshops which have been developed in collaboration with the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network, the Machine Reading the Archive program and the Digital Cultures Research Group.


Please register for the workshops in advance with the links provided. For further information please contact Lukas Engelmann (lme35).



25 April:  Automated Text Recognition workshop (Transkribus)

With Sebastian Colutto (University of Innsbruck) and Louise Seaward (University College London).



2 May:  Network Analysis in the Digital Archive

With Sebastian Ahnert

15 May : Field trip to UL's Digital Content Unit


19 May : The Digital Design of Paper Technologies

With Prof. Markus Krajewski (University of Basel), Dr. Annja Neumann / Hal Blackburn (MML, Schnitzler Digital Edition), Daniel Bruder (Computer Lab)

30 May : Feminist Informatics

With Felicity Colman (Manchester)

15 June : Machine Reading the Archive / End of program workshop

We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Upcoming events

Democracy by Design: Activists, Apps and Activist Apps

Jan 22, 2018

S2, Alison Richard Building

Protest Event Analysis: a practical introduction

Jan 25, 2018

B4, Criminology, Sidgwick Site

Social Media Data and Research Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities

Feb 13, 2018

Room 5, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

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